Death Valley: Hamp Greene fell on Wake Forest’s onside kick with 1:34 remaining on the game clock, and only then could Clemson breathe easy. Will Shipley’s one-yard rush with just over five minutes left to play put Clemson ahead 17-6, but the Demon Deacons drove down the field and scored with just 96 seconds left. The 2-point conversion was missed, and the Tigers were able to capture the onside kick and run out the clock on a 17-12 victory in Death Valley on Homecoming.
It was a day that saw the Clemson offense struggle – the Tigers didn’t pick up a first down until late in the first quarter and only led 7-3 at the half. The teams exchanged field goals before Shipley’s run set up the flurry at the finish.
The win is #165 at Clemson for Dabo Swinney tying him with the late Frank Howard for most wins in Clemson history. Swinney’s career record with the Tigers is 165-41.
Clemson improves to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the ACC with an open date next week. Wake Forest falls to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Story by Nikki Hood